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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. Is this dinghy anarchy?
  2. Depending on boat age you are looking at 4mm ply with glass sheathing or the original 5mm ply on older boats. Possible some 5mm boats were done with extra glass too. These day the chines are rounded so the glass wraps over the whole bottom of the boat, the chines are then built back up with bog to be sharp before painting. So yes you want sharp chines, how far you go depends a bit on the boat as the rules aren't that tight regarding where you want to lift or lower chines but perhaps to the stays.
  3. No spreaders in the decksweeper in this video
  4. Voilavion
  5. Look on facebook for trisdesign & the carbonsurgeons Doug.
  6. Anyone know what stays rob greenhalgh used in Japan?
  7. Do you mean 90 degrees from band? I agree its dead easy to make, measure and enforce 90 degrees to the band. Whats this about a 2 foils, rigs etc rule you mention above Phil?
  8. Which group of mothies is this? With the creep/scretch is it only for fully adjustable stays or do people run a slightly slacker rig rather than full cant? Interested in it but haven't actually seen a boat with the setup.
  9. Wing sails and wing masts have proven to be slow across the range. People would put up with other issues if they were fast. Theoretical gains are one thing but when the current pocket luff product is pretty good they can be hard to achieve. I await the super fast wing sail at the japan moth worlds to prove me wrong.
  10. Maybe a quasi euro's plus a few others, none of the top nz/aus places at the last worlds are there. Although I expect slingsby to challenge for the win if he stops breaking stuff. Greenhaugh, slingsby, rashley podium
  11. You don't need much room to quickly roll a boat over unless you leave it there all day, a small carpark sounds like heaps of room.
  12. I thought it read you don't need to tip it on land you tip it in shallow water to take off the trolley if its rough otherwise you just slide it off. If you have no room to roll over your boat on land occasionally your club is unusual.Personally I think one of the good attributes of the moth is you can rig it completely on its side onshore and just carry it in, no need to worry about trolley's, fixed rudders or retaining pins. I admit it's only a few steps to deep water but I can't be the only one
  13. So here is the key question. What happens if you sail your Moth with the wand on the best settings for steep waves when there are no steep waves? I have sailed a Moth with all the toys and I believe that even if you have the settings for steep waves in flat water and less wind, you still foil. The situation is that you don't go as fast as you would do if you are on the right settings. Or am I wrong? I agree. No big difference in flattish water. For me the biggest advantage of having wand or gearing settings is when going upwind in steep waves. If you can use a longer wand or less gearing than what you need for the downwind, the upwind ride is a lot easier and more enjoyable,because you're not bouncing all over the place. You will have more trouble getting out of the water in marginal conditions which was a stated aim. Maybe the high lift profile will overcome this. I wonder how much onshore adjustment is available as you'd think there would be some to make up for manufacturing tolorences etc. Certainly cut down on the strings but I'd be surprised if they can do away with any form of rha or adjustable wand without tagging waves when trying to go uphill. The ride height looks low in the pictures with a short wand and possibly the fast point a way back.
  14. Flag pole +1 keep track of them so people who are mucking around with the old boats can keep sailing